We're keeping you up-to-date on all the latest news and information about the Coronavirus pandemic as it pertains to New Jersey.
Rutgers Study: Uninsured Americans Getting COVID Vaccine at Much Lower Rates
More than half of adults nationwide who have health insurance coverage said they had gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of mid-April, while only 30% with no health insurance said they had.
Congressman Suggests NJ Pay Back-to-work Bonuses With Federal Aid
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer says New Jersey should use some of its federal COVID recovery funds to pay $500 back-to-work bonuses for unemployed residents.
NJ Utility Companies Can Shut Off Services as of Dec. 31
The moratorium on utilities ends with June, but there's a grace period for customers, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.
Thousands of NJ Residents Still Skipping Their Second COVID Vaccine
Dr. Stanley H. Weiss, a Rutgers University epidemiologist and professor at the Rutgers Medical School, said the second dose of the mRNA vaccines give a 15-fold boost in the antibody level.
Masking Mandates Mostly Lifted but Many in NJ are Still Wearing Them
Gov. Phil Murphy say masking is a personal choice that is fine, and he always carries one
NJ Analysis Shows COVID Vaccine Extremely Effective at Preventing Death
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said of the 2.2 million people fully vaccinated in the first four months of the state's vaccination program, a total of 1,319 breakthrough cases were identified.
As COVID Metrics Improve, Vehicle Demand in New Jersey is Rising
The price of new and used cars and trucks is going up for many reasons including surging consumer demand
NJ Schools Use Loophole to Ditch Murphy's Mask Mandate
A growing number of New Jersey schools districts are taking it upon themselves to relax mask wearing rules for the rest of this school year.
NJ Schools ‘Empowered to Relax’ Masking in Hot Weather, Murphy Says
As the temperature rises, school officials are empowered to relax masking among students and staff in buildings given extreme weather conditions, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday.